Francesco LANCIA

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Francesco Lancia

Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice 

30121 Venice, Italy




2022 -           Associate Professor, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

2017 - 2022  Associate Professor, University of Salerno

2011 - 2017  Assistant Professor, University of Vienna

2009 - 2011  Researcher, ITEMQ, Catholic University of Milan

Other Affiliations

2019 - Associate Fellow, SAIS - Johns Hopkins University, Bologna

2018 - Research Affiliate, CEPR - Centre for Economic Policy Research, London

2017 - Research Fellow, CSEF - Center for Studies in Economics and Finance, Naples


Prices vs. Quantities for Self-enforcing Agreement, with Bard Harstad and Alessia Russo. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2022, 111: 102595

Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S. with Graziella Bertocchi, Arcangelo Dimico, and Alessia Russo. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2020, 12(3): 76–106

Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements, with Bard Harstad and Alessia Russo. The Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, 17(1): 1–29. Lead article

Sustaining Cooperation through Strategic Self-Interested Actions, with Alessia Russo. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2019, 19(2): 1–11. Lead article

Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory, with Alessia Russo. The Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14(5): 1038–1073

A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth, with Giovanni Prarolo. The Journal of Population Economics, 2012, 25(3): 989–1018

Life Expectancy, Human Capital Accumulation, Technological Adoption and the Process of Economic Growth, with Giovanni Prarolo, in Labour Markets and Demographic Change, 2009, VS Verlag Eds.

Working Papers

Intergenerational Insurance, with Alessia Russo and Timothy Worrall. CEPR DP 15440. Revision requested by the Journal of Political Economy

Public Debt and Growth with Partisan Politicians, with Alessia Russo. Under revision

Gender Reforms and Female Leadership, with Arcangelo Dimico and Alessia Russo. Under revision

Policy-Related Publications

Boosting the Youth Vote, AEA Research Highlights, 24 August 2020

The Fiscal Impact of Empowering the Voters of Tomorrow,, 7 December 2017


2010  Ph.D. in Economics, University of Bologna

          Thesis Title: Demographic Change, Intergenerational Conflict and Economic Growth

          Thesis Committee: Graziella Bertocchi, Gilles Saint-Paul, Pierre Dubois, Guido Friebel

2008  M.Sc. in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics

2005  M.A. in Cooperation and International Economic Integration, ESAS-CD, Pavia

2004  B.A. in Economics, University of Bologna

Visiting Experiences

Washington University of St. Louis, Sponsor: Michele Boldrin (Spring 2010)

Brown University, Sponsor: Oded Galor (Spring 2007)

ECLAC-UN, Santiago, Chile (Summer 2005)

Fellowship, Awards and Grants

2019-2022 MIUR-PRIN grant no. 2017KHR4MB_003, Scientific Coordinator: The Economics of Culture: Ethnicity, Gender, and their Interactions, € 530,000

2016-2018 Heinrich Graf Hardegg'sche Stiftung grant, Principal Investigator: Politicians, Redistribution and Intergenerational Conflicts, € 8,000

2013-2015 Heinrich Graf Hardegg'sche Stiftung grant, Principal Investigator: Self-Enforcing Intergenerational Risk-Sharing and Pension, € 7,500

2011-2013 EIEF grant, Member: Self-commitment Institution and Cooperation in Research Teams, with Alessia Russo (P.I.), € 10,000

2009-2011 MIUR-PRIN grant no. 2009TNTRY8_001, Member: Institutions, Social Dynamics, and Economic Development, with Giorgio Bellettini (P.I.), € 209,000

2007-2009 MIUR-PRIN grant no. 2007CZN3AN_001, Member: Political Institutions and Demographic Dynamics, with Graziella Bertocchi (P.I.), € 90,000

2007 OIP Fellow Full Grant, Brown University

2006-2009 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Bologna

Seminars and Conference Presentations

Seminars: Bank of Italy, Ca’ Foscari U. of Venice, CSEF-Naples, ETH-Zurich, Catholic U. of Milan, Toulouse School of Economics, U. of Barcelona, U. of Bologna, U. of Copenhagen, U. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parthenope U. of Naples, U. of Salerno, U. of Vienna

Selected Conferences: CEPR-ESSIM (Tarragona, 2019), NBER-SI Macro Public Finance (Cambridge, 2017), NBER-SI Income Distribution and Macroeconomics (Cambridge, 2016; 2011), NSF/NBER/CEME Conference on General Equilibrium and Mathematical Economics (New York, 2010), CSEF-IGIER Symposium on Economics and Institutions (Anacapri, 2019; 2018), SED Annual Meeting (Mexico City, 2019; Ghent, 2011), World Congress of the Econometric Society (Montreal, 2015), European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society (Edinburgh, 2016), ESEM Annual Meeting (Gothenburg, 2013), ASSA Annual Meeting (Denver, 2011), SAET Conference (Faro, 2011), SAEe Annual Meeting (Madrid, 2010), Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (Vigo, 2010), Jerusalem Workshop in Economic Growth (Jerusalem, 2010), Workshop on Macroeconomic Theory (Pavia, 2010)

Teaching and Related Activities

Naples School of Economics: Macroeconomics II: Fiscal Policy (Ph.D.)

University of Salerno: Economics of Insurance and Pension (master), Financial Economics (master), Industrial Organization (undergraduate)

University of Vienna: Advanced Macroeconomics (master), Intermediate Macroeconomics (undergraduate), Political Economy (undergraduate)

Other Professional Activities

1. Reviewer for American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Economic Theory, Economics and Politics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Economic Inquiry, Economic Letters, FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economic, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics

2. PhD Committee (External Membership): Gianko Michailidis (University of Barcelona, 2019)